Shoulder surgery could sideline Speier for the season
"This is an unfortunate injury for Ryan," team executive vice president and general manager Dan O'Dowd said in a statement. A team spokesman did not return a phone call seeking details of how Speier suffered the injury, which is not unusual for a pitcher.
Speier, 26, posted a 3.65 ERA over 22 appearances in his rookie year last season, improving that ERA to 1.54 over his last nine appearances. Speier did not allow a home run in 24.2 innings pitched.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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